Alyssa Small is a PlaySafe Supervising Athletic Trainer at West Side High School in Anderson, South Carolina. She is a native of East Brunswick, NJ and a proud graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Florida. She grew up playing soccer and basketball, but loves all sports and being active. Alyssa currently resides in Clemson with her husband Ryan and her puppy son, Gus.
Favorite Food: Narrowing it down to my NY/NJ roots and my Latin heritage; NY Pizza and Puerto Rican & Domincian food.
Favorite Hobbies: Working out, smothering my dog with love, cooking, and watching the NY Yankees & US Women's soccer.
Who inspires you: As a kid, watching the 1999 USWNT win the world cup on TV was the first time I was exposed to women achieving athletic success on mainstream media. 20 years later, it still inspires me to see the 2019 team continue to come together, dominate in their sport, celebrate each other's successes, and not apologize for who they are just because they are women. In my personal life, I would not be who I am in my career or at home without the lessons my pare